Weekend Cruise to Ware River

Cathy and I reloaded the boat after two weeks on the hard.  We left the dock at 9:20 am on Friday, May 15, 2020 and headed north toward Mobjack Bay.  We put up the sails at Little Creek marker 2 and never looked back.  The winds were great and kept increasing.  We sailed with a reefed main and Genoa.  About halfway to Mobjack, we shook out the reef in the Genoa and continued on into Mobjack at about 8 knots on average.  

As we approached the Ware River entrance, we got blasted by a 25 knot gust and rounded up.  Once back on course, we decided to furl the Genoa because we were almost to the anchorage.  I started wondering about the amount of protection from the strong winds, but once we reached the cove south of Ware #6, everything was calm and beautiful.  

Saturday was sunny and calm and we explored the area by dinghy.  

We left Sunday morning with gray skies and east wind.  We motored out to the cut in Mobjack Bay, turned south and turned off the motor.  Except for the gloomy weather, we had a wonderful sail averaging about 7.5 - 8 knots.  We ran into thick fog as we approached the Thimble Shoal Channel.  We could not see the marks until they were within .5 miles.  

Great weekend and great company.  

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